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Apr 26, 2014 6:00pm EDT
for immigration. this is where so many of the steamship lines ended, so if you were coming from germany or ireland or odessa or sicily or naples or wherever all through the 19th century, you would quite likely have arrived in new york or maybe baltimore, but new york had a majority of people coming there. even today, people from europe and from the third world stream into new york. it's the historic gateway of immigration and of the first steps of americanization. c-span: now if you go back and study the 13 original colonies and the makeup of the people, what would it have been like? >> guest: well, you would find that although there have always been people in the united states and what became the united states who weren't white english protestants -- by the way, anglo saxon just means english in terms of this discussion. i don't like the phrase anglo saxon. i think it's vague but it's what were stuck with in the acronym. but, i'll use it so long as we understand what i mean by it is white english protestant. c-span: when i read this, i circled a number of things including anglo saxon which you de
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